An eight-year-old girl came face to face with her winning artwork on the side of a bin lorry. Keighley Davies, from Pirehill First School in Stone, won the contest where school children were asked to create a poster to encourage people to recycle their rubbish. Her design will travel across the borough as the livery for the 13 lorries which carry out the day-to-day kerbside recycling and waste collections. Keighley’s design was picked from a shortlist of twenty posters from schools within the borough. She won £100 in vouchers for coming first in the competition run by Stafford Borough Council and her school received £400.
And on Friday 15th March she came face to face with her design on the bin lorry for the first time. Councillor Frank Finlay, cabinet member for environment and health presented Keighley with her prize. Councillor Finlay said: “I would like to congratulate all the school children who took part in this competition for their creative and colourful pictures. I am sure Keighley’s picture will inspire more people to take advantage of the Borough Council’s excellent recycling system.”